Friday, September 22, 2006

Hot Tub Goes Major

In other acquisitions news, Comix snatched Hot Tub from the PIT. This could be good or bad. Hopefully the prices won't skyrocket for their shows now. Hopefully, more people will hear of the amazing Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler. I know I've knocked Comix before but maybe they are on to something good. I have to admit it makes more sense to appeal to comedy nerds as well as casual comedy audiences.
But I still don't think I'm wrong in saying that they are the Urban Outfitters of comedy. Sometimes Urban Outfitters has great clothes. Most of it is junk though. And I do like Hot Tub and Dave Hill, but here's what I also see on Comix's sales floor:

Adele Givens
Josh Blue
Danny Bonaduce

What does Hot Tub have in common with these three jesters? Hot Tub is surreal; the three chuckle jockeys above look ready for The Surreal Life.

UPDATE (2/6/07): I was 30 when I wrote this. I turned 31 today and take everything back. Truth is I am an idiot. For some reason I thought alternative comedians made money from alternative shows. I didn't know they did it for free. So this club helps comics like Dave Hill and Kristen Schall make money. I am an idiot and Comix rules.

1 comment:

Cibbuano said...

what's hot tub?